When this year started, I told myself that I was going to spend most of the year knitting projects from my yarn stash as opposed to going out and buying more yarn. In other words, I took stock of the yarn I already owned and then looked for projects that excited me based on that yarn instead of finding a gorgeous pattern and then running out to find the perfect yarn for the project.
By focusing on finding the perfect project for yarn I already owned, I've greatly reduced my stash this year. I am very proud of myself for doing this. Now that's not to say I have not bought yarn this year. But I have bought more wisely and mostly with a specific project in mind.
Another perk to knitting from my stash this year is I have used up a lot of left over and partial skeins. Bonus!
I've actually finished nine projects using stash yarn this year. One is a pattern design that I'm working on and hope to release soon. In addition to these nine projects, I have four more WIP's using stash yarn! Whoop-Whoop!
One thing that makes me pretty happy about this whole knitting from stash this year thing is that I actually used my very oldest skein of yarn.
Nummy Bunny was a huge hit with my daughter who now wants me to knit her all the animals. She loves Nummy.
Nummy Bunny is a free pattern from Red Heart Yarn.
Although, I used Cottontots by Bernat in the Dollhouse colorway. You can mix it up and use all kinds of fun colors to knit her up. She is so lovely and fun.
I can't wait to knit my next stuffy. Who will it be?